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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

R | | Comedy | 24 August 2001 (USA)
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The comic "Bluntman and Chronic" is based on real-life stoners Jay and Silent Bob, so when they get no profit from a big-screen adaptation, they set out to wreck the movie.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jay
... Silent Bob
... Holden McNeil / Ben Affleck
... Randal Graves
... Dante Hicks (as Brian Christopher O'Halloran)
... Justice
... Sissy
... Chrissy
... Missy (as Jennifer Schwalbach)
... Federal Wildlife Marshal Willenholly
... Brodie Bruce / Banky Edwards
... Sheriff
... Hitchhiker
... Nun
... Brent
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Storyline

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a tale of adventure on the open road. When Dante and Randal (of Clerks fame) get a restraining order to keep the punchy Jay and his hetero life-mate, Silent Bob, from selling drugs in front of the Quick Stop convenience store, their lives are suddenly empty. They find new purpose when their friend, Brodie, informs them a movie is being made featuring two infamous characters based on their likenesses. After visiting one of the creators of the Bluntman and Chronic, Holden McNeil, they set out to get what fat movie cash they deserve and hopefully put an end to people slandering them on the Internet. Along the way, they learn the rules of the road from a hitchhiking George Carlin, ride with a group of gorgeous jewel thieves, and incur the wrath of a hapless wildlife marshal for liberating an orangutan named Suzanne. The quest takes them from New Jersey to Hollywood where a showdown involving the police, the jewel thieves, and the Bluntman and Chronic ... Written by Lordship

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Scooping the Money! See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for nonstop crude and sexual humor, pervasive strong language, and drug content | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,018,543, 26 August 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,059,386, 7 October 2001
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Trivia

DIRECTOR TRADEMARK (Kevin Smith): (off-screen grab): Instead of an off-screen grab, during the scene where they are filming the Good Will Hunting II: Hunting Season spoof, Jay and Silent Bob walk off-screen, and are then pushed back on. See more »

Goofs

Positioning of the big pile of paper Silent Bob tosses on the ground changes between shots when Jay and Silent Bob beat up "Magnolia Fan" at the end of the film. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Silent Bob's Mother: Bobby Boy, stay here while mommy picks up the free cheese, kay? Here, this will keep the sun out of your eyes.
[puts a baseball cap on his head backwards]
Silent Bob's Mother: You be good, now.
[walks in store, then Jay and his Mom arrive]
Jay's Mother: Alright, don't you fuckin' move you little shit machine. Your Momma's going to try to score.
Passerby: What the hell? 'Scuse me. Who's watching these babies?
Jay's Mother: Uh... the fat one's watchin the little one?
Passerby: Oh yeah, nice parenting. Leave 'em out here like that and see what happens.
Jay's Mother: ...
[...]
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Soundtracks

The Devil's Song
Written by John Wozniak
Performed by Marcy Playground
Used by permission of Wozniak Publishing/WB Music Group (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Marcy Playground
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Jay and Silent Bob waste my $8
1 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

This film will hold a special place in the hearts of all Kevin Smith fans. It is nothing more than his very own greatest hits reel. Now I kind of dig the man myself, liked a few of his films-hated a few more, but I entered the theatre as more of a impartial film fan rather than Kevin Smith nut. Keep that in mind as I say these words: Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is one of the most horrible pieces of nonsense ever put to film. It was so bad I expected Pauly Shore to have a few lines. The titular characters are really not interesting enough to carry an entire movie, especially seeing that one is silent. After 90 minutes the voice of Jay was an inch away from giving me a seizure. Crude and stupid, in all of the bad ways, this film puts a black mark next to the name of a filmmaker who really isn't all that talented in the first place. Luckily these characters are being retired, hopefully a forced change of scenery will force Smith into making a film that isn't horrible.


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